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About Dr. Rick Chavez

Dr. Rick Chavez, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Jose, CA, with another office in Redondo Beach, CA. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine and Pain Medicine. Dr. Chavez is affiliated with Providence Little Co of Mary Medical Center Torrance, Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Little Company Of Mary San Pedro Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

29 Ratings with 17 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Rick Chavez is Poor. Dr. Rick Chavez has been rated by 29 patients. From those 29 patients 17 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Rick Chavez is 2.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

751 S Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128
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Pain Institute

510 N Prospect Ave Ste 307
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Dr. Rick Chavez has the following 2 specialties

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Pain Medicine
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Rick Chavez has the following 3 expertise

  • Acute Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cancer Pain

Board Certifications

Dr. Rick Chavez is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Two Stars

What some of these reviews are saying are true. He treated me for nerve damage for 4 yrs starting with the highest dose, come to find out kept me on a high dosage which was helpful , for those 4 yrs. All of a sudden, one visit , i became a drug seeker and has been lowering my dose . No reason . He has become very belligerent to me for no apparent reason. Told me to find another doc, knowing i cannot get off those pills with the pain i have. Think he is setting me up 4 an expensive detox situation. He knows everthing and will never listen too u. And it is true , he tells you that you will never get better,and that u would be wasting your time with another doctor

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He should go and practice in Mexico. Lousy, rude, and on drugs himsef. He know nothing else to do about pain except giving medications and he called himself pain institute! Bad manner, loud mouth, money hungry

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One Star

I wasnt a patient. I was with a friend. He was yelling at her..literally yelling. Told her she was never going to get better period. He was very rude

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One Star

Doesn’t listen to patient very rude and doesn’t keep his word

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No specialist, no expert

This family medicine doctor is not a pain specialist. The only pain specialists doctors must have done a speciality in either anesthesiolgy, neurology, psychiatry, or physical medicine and rehabilitation. He doesn't know much about medicine and spend his time badmouthing about other physicians to get paid. What a piece of work He should go back to his country of origin where there is no hippocrat oath

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Chavez is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Lcm San Pedro Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Rick Chavez accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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